A job offer letter should contain the following:
- Name of the recipient
- The title of the job on offer,
- The base annual salary of the job on offer
- Details of any bonuses that might be available
- Any additional terms which may have been discussed in the interview that would not be part of a standard job offer. Items such as allowing a holiday to be taken that had been booked prior to the job offer
- Any travel requirements, expenses or contributions towards the cost of moving home If offered
- Details of any probationary period
- Details of any background checks, drug tests, medical checks and positive references that will be required before the job offer is contractually binding.
Job Offer Letter – Sample 1
Here is an example letter:
Mr. Jonathan Mullen
Organisation Mailing Address
Mr. Frank Wheeler
Dear Mr. Wheeler,
It is with great pleasure that I extend the following offer of employment on behalf of [Organisation Name].
We are very happy to offer you the position of [Job Title], with an annual salary of [Salary]. As discussed, this position is eligible for performance-based bonuses as determined by [Organisation]’s yearly policies and does undergo yearly reviews by [Person, Position or Panel]. This position is based in our home office in [Location or Address] though some travel might be necessary depending upon you clients and projects. The start date for this position is [Date] and there will be a 90 day probationary period enforced.
If you are interested in this offer of employment, please contact me at your earliest convenience. I will be happy to set up a time to discuss the full contract of employment that accompanies this position. This offer is contingent upon the criminal background check, drugs screening and medical that we discussed during your interview. Details of these items are attached.
We look forward to welcoming you to our company